Can I withdraw an offer of employment and what are the risks?

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 29 August 2017
Laura Graham
Reddy Charlton Solicitors
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Relief is often sighed once a preferred candidate has accepted an offer of employment.  Those sighs can sometimes turn to groans if that candidate is not as perfect for the role as originally thought or the need for that candidate has unexpectedly waned. 

There are many reasons why an employer may wish to withdraw an offer of employment.  However, withdrawing an offer of employment is not without its risks.  Employers often mistakenly think that they can simply withdraw an offer of employment if a candidate has not started working yet.  This is not always the case.  The timing, the reasons and the agreement made with the candidate can all have an impact on the

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Laura Graham
Reddy Charlton Solicitors

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